School Trips to Berlin

Berlin is a flourishing cosmopolitan city with so much to see and do, whether your focus is art, history, psychology, business or language. 

The city boasts some of the most impressive monuments you are likely to see in Western Europe, most with an incredible story behind them: the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall included. Visually the streets are decked with art and sculpture in many forms, which means there’s no such thing as a dull walk around the city centre. 

There are also scores of museums that feature all kinds of captivating exhibits and events. School trips to Berlin are jam-packed with chances to learn and have fun, perfect for classes of any age or interest.

We pride ourselves on designing Berlin school trips that ensure young people get the absolute most out of their visit and that make life easier for teachers – before, during and after the trip. Have a look at some of our most popular options below…

Browse our curriculum-linked school trips in Berlin

History - Impact of the Cold War

The recent history of Germany’s capital is still clearly evident today, to the extent that it is impossible to walk through the city without being continually made aware of its recent past. During a history school trip to Berlin, your group will see for themselves the breathtaking pace and breadth of change since 1989.

History - Germany 1918 to 1945

During a history school trip to Berlin, our experienced guides can provide an introductory talk on the history and diversity of what was the largest Jewish community in Germany and to the background and tragic events of the Final Solution.

Art & Design

From world class museums and galleries to the Berlin Wall and neighbourhoods decked with street art, few cities can compare to Berlin’s vibrant art and design scene.

Cultural Trips

A cultural school trip to Berlin covers all aspects of culture, politics, media and science, giving students a well-rounded experience of a wonderful cosmopolitan city.

Psychology & Sociology

The impact of political and social upheaval over the course of the 20th century make Berlin an incredibly interesting city for students of psychology and sociology

Religious Studies

A religious studies school trip to Berlin offers a unique insight into Jewish culture and persecution during the Second World War.


Known as Europe’s ‘Capital of Science’, Berlin has one of the most developed scientific research networks on the planet.

Media & Film Studies

Berlin’s affluent creative and media sector makes it an ideal destination for a media and film studies school trip.

Business Studies

The city of Berlin is a large factor when determining Germany as a major European and global economic power. Where better place to gain an insight into the world of business and industry?

German Christmas Markets

Berlin is the perfect choice for groups who want to combine a traditional market experience with a visit to one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

German Language

Where better place to learn and improve a class’ German language skills than the cosmopolitan capital city of Berlin? Find out more…

Computer Science

Germany is the biggest exporter of technology in Europe, so a computer science trip to Berlin is the perfect opportunity to inspire and educate your pupils about the history, future, and application of computing.

Experience the excitement of Berlin in our 2-minute video

Berlin trip highlights - our groups recommend…

Walking tour

See the sites and discover Berlin’s history on a walking tour

Border crossing point

Visit the legendary border crossing point at Wallmuseum-Haus at Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin Wall

See how East and West Berlin were divided for 28 years at the Berlin Wall

Sachsenhausen Memorial

Gain an understanding of WWII events at the Sachsenhausen Memorial

Brandenburg Gate Museum

Embark on a journey through 300 years of history at the Brandenburg Gate Museum

DDR Museum

Immerse yourself in daily life during the Communist era in East Berlin at the DDR Museum

Topography Museum

Uncover the terrors and crimes of the Nazi era at the Topography of Terror

TV Tower views

Take in views at the TV Tower and find out how it is part of German history

Olympic Stadium

See an excellent example of Nazi architecture at the Olympic Stadium, built in 1936

Berlin school trip experts

There’s a lot to contend with when travelling abroad, and many teachers find the service of NST’s Berlin City Representatives invaluable. We can arrange for your representative to meet you on arrival, assist you with hotel check-in, advise on points of interest and public transport and provide your group with 24 hour emergency assistance. With NST, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll never be on your own on your school tour.

They’ll also be happy to discuss your programme of visits, offer an insight into your destination and suggest popular evening activities too

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

- Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
- Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
- Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals

You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

FREE school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

- Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school
- PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
- Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
- Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip

For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour. 

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.


Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.

Our helpful guide covers the following:

- Choosing your destination
- Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
- Promoting your tour in school
- Confirming your booking
- Tailor-make your tour
- Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
- Quick reference timeline
- Pre-tour checklist

View our essential guide to a successful school trip here.

Get live updates on your group's tour location

NST's new trip tracker, Locate My Trip, is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your group's location whilst on tour.

Our app has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you.

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too.

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go.

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

FREE classroom resources

We've created a range of free resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here.

Why choose NST...

  • Unrivalled knowledge
    Your dedicated tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you
    With our online school trip organisertravel appFREE classroom posters and trip launch resources to support in-school promotion.

  • Risk assessment guidance
    Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. 

  • FREE group leader inspection visits
    We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 
  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  


Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 


Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We are LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advising schools to always to look for the LOtC Quality Badge when finding a school travel provider.